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CAE - Learning Assistance Center (LAC)

Become a Student Staff Member

The Learning Assistance Center is mainly staffed by students who attend the University. There are two student job opportunities within the Center: Peer Tutor and Peer Academic Mentor.


What Does A Peer Tutor Do?

A peer tutor provides individual and small group tutoring to students in the Learning Assistance Center located in Mortola Library, Room 309. A tutor will assist students in improving academic achievement by tutoring in accordance with the best philosophy and practices. They will help students on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills. Other assistance might include: reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for papers, or working on solutions to problems. Tutors will also facilitate content review sessions and will be embedded into courses to assist professors. Tutoring is a supplement to classroom teaching. Tutors are not expected to know everything about the subject for which they tutor.


What Does A Peer Academic Mentor Do?

The Peer Academic Mentor will serve as role model for students engaged in the learning process. Working with Professional Academic Coaches, the Peer Academic Mentor will encourage the development of successful academic skills. The Peer Academic Mentor is eager to support students of all levels and will provide a positive example of attitude and adaptability. The goals of working with an Academic Peer Mentor include helping students take ownership of their academic success, achieve their academic goals, encourage self-advocacy and foster independent life-long learning. The Peer Academic Mentor will assist the professional Academic Coaches in supporting students in all of these areas.

To apply for a position at the Learning Assistance Center please visit the Pace Careers website. The posting will be listed if there are current openings. If you do not see the posting but are interested in a position please e-mail the Learning Assistance Center with the subject Student employment.